Commercial Controller Job Description

Commercial Controller Job Description

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Commercial controller provides leadership, guidance, direction to all functions of the Controller’s office (general accounting, grants accounting, payroll, payables and receivables).

Commercial Controller Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Interface to project procurement, contract management, planning, engineering, controlling and accounting
Financial budgeting, forecasting, reporting the actual steering process for Sales & Marketing function
Maintaining best-in-class closing and financial reporting processes
Providing controllership support for implementation of new sub-ledgers related to products
Responsible for SOX testing, Internal Loss Data and Manual Journal entry procedure
Completing formal staff reviews twice yearly
Coaching Operational Controllership team
Deliver commercial finance insight influencing growth and profitability
Maintain promotional planning across all commerce channels and assess sales forecast
Lead weekly Trade review meetings with all UK Market commerce teams

Commercial Controller Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Commercial Controller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA, PMI, MBA

Education for Commercial Controller

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the commercial controller job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, Business/Administration, Education, MBA, Management, Financial Planning, Finance/Accounting

Skills for Commercial Controller

Desired skills for commercial controller include:

Accounting
Excel
MS Office
Products and industry trends
SAP/ SAP-BW and relevant controlling instruments
Convenience food market
Microsoft Office products
Commercial & Accounting Standards and Legal Requirements regarding Financial Processes
English
PowerPoint

Desired experience for commercial controller includes:

Above College degree of finance, MBA is a plus
Above 12 years experience in MNC, Above 8 years experience in FP&A or management role, Food, Pharm, Chemical industrial experience is a plus
Firm finance knowledge and strong business sense
Reliable, diligent, self -motivated
This role will require security clearance
Due to the regional nature of the role, there will be a reasonable amount of travel involved on a weekly basis

Commercial Controller Examples

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Commercial Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a commercial controller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for commercial controller
  • Prepare comprehensive budgets, forecasts and analysis for all commerce channels
  • Lead processes for turnover management & internal controls
  • Proactively present suggestions for process/business improvements and assume accountability for implementation of relevant initiatives
  • Provide direct line leadership, coaching and development for team
  • Ensure compliance audits are completed
  • Ensure all mandatory reporting requirements are met
  • Work with local business team and legal to review all the non standard contracts to make sure all non standard terms comply with company policy
  • Take the lead on annual credit review on the effectiveness of credit control process
  • Highlight issues in credit control process and give recommendation for correction to management team
  • Properly assess commercial risks for business model/sales contract/ project and set control process and test the results
Qualifications for commercial controller
  • Lead projects in times of change and delivered benefits
  • Knowledge of IFRS, and regulatory reporting Skills
  • Committed and self motivated, with proven ability to execute
  • Visionary, strategic and tactical mindset
  • Team player – willing to put the team before self
  • Qualified CIMA / ACCA
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Commercial Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of commercial controller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for commercial controller
  • Lead the annual standard cost review and system update across China operating businesses
  • Cost Master annual review and update
  • Perform monthly review on major variance on material usage, efficiency, working hours
  • Highlight major abnormal variance and agree on corrective actions to be taken and follow up if the effectiveness
  • Ensure the material issuance/ running hours reporting in operating plants are following the company defined SOP
  • Prepare profitability & margin analysis on a monthly basis
  • Identify unusual margins movement and inform VP Finance and President
  • Ensure project margin review meetings held regularly in both sales and Project Managers to review progress against agreed actions
  • Working with functional management and internal audit to address areas where financial and other controls may be improved
  • Managing the end to end SOX program, including risk assessments, testing, interpreting issues, and coordination with external and internal auditors
Qualifications for commercial controller
  • Financial qualifications
  • Minimum 10 years working experience with multi-national companies
  • CPA or ACCA is preferred
  • Possess strong controllership skills and process orientation
  • High level of energy and commitment towards continual improvement
  • Previous relevant experience in a financial role at a publicly listed company or comparatively large private company
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Commercial Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of commercial controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for commercial controller
  • Managing the Quality Assurance program, including scope of work, execution, and follow-ups
  • Managing the control environment to allow for increased attestation requirements for capital stress testing submissions
  • Communicating issues and status to senior level managers in executive level presentations
  • Managing a team of high performing analysts, associates and vice-presidents through a challenging, transitional environment
  • Build with the BU controller the plan, the budget, and the trends per retailer, monitor and follow-up the P&L per client
  • Control and follow- up the promotional spending, seek for areas of savings and make proposals for cost optimization (ROI analysis)
  • Monitor costs and carry out all analyses required to identify risks and opportunities, propose the appropriate actions and ensure the maintenance of budgetary objectives
  • Ensure the respect of procedures and the best practices of Internal Control
  • Writes procedures and policies implement them
  • By performing his/her tasks the Commercial Project Controller shall contribute to achieve the financial objectives of the project in the most cost-efficient manner
Qualifications for commercial controller
  • Good communication skills with excellent spoken and written English and Mandarin
  • 8 years of experience in external reporting (SOX, SEC or Regulatory) for banking
  • Possess a Degree in Finance, or Professional Certification CIMA, ACCA, CPA
  • Comes with 7 – 10 years’ experience in financial analysis, management accounting and has managed the yearly budgeting process
  • Has managed a team and delivered results through teams
  • Result focused to exceed performance, deliver business results and continuously look for improvement opportunities
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Commercial Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a commercial controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for commercial controller
  • Perform international commercial project management tasks such as hedging of project currency positions, preparing bank guarantees and letter of credits together with internal specialist departments
  • Assist in preparing claims towards customers and suppliers and other contract related issues (together with contract management)
  • Preparing and assisting in negotiating change orders with customers
  • Assessment of project risk and opportunity assessment
  • Assessment of foreign tax, VAT exposure and other related issues together with internal specialist departments
  • May assist with proposal activities
  • Together with the PM ensures the accuracy of the cost and pricing calculation
  • Perform financial planning, forecasting, controlling
  • Prepares commercial documentation for regular project status meetings and ensures the accuracy of the commercial project data (FC, MIKA, cash flow)
  • Supports the PM that at an early stage the customer, management and project team are informed of deviations from the project plan
Qualifications for commercial controller
  • Strong analysis and presentation skills to support decision making process
  • Effective influencing skills to be able to convince stakeholders effectively
  • 4+ years accounting or 4+ years of finance experience
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience, depending on prior industry experience (Pharmaceutical and/or Life Science industry experience preferred)
  • Experience working in a multi-national and matrix environment
  • Comfortable working at a fast pace with tight deadlines
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Commercial Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of commercial controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for commercial controller
  • Contract & Claims management
  • Coordinate Procurement & Logistics
  • Ensures the compliance with export control regulations
  • Ensures the compliance with hedging/currency regulations
  • Ensures efficient communication with all relevant internal and external stakeholders, HR, Quality Management, EHS, customers, suppliers
  • BU/Division controlling activities
  • Follow up and support DIV/BU strategy
  • Partner with the VP of Sales and the VP of Marketing the Sales/Marketing team
  • Design & monitor control reviews utilizing a risk-based approach and partnering with the CB Oversight & Control team and centralized testing unit
  • Deliver review findings to process owners
Qualifications for commercial controller
  • At least 3 years of accounting or at least 3 years of finance experience
  • A self-starter who fosters critical thinking skills, especially with a remote manager who might not be around every minute to provide counsel
  • Must embrace diversity and respect for multi-cultural backgrounds
  • International exposure (willingness to travel)
  • Provides robust and insightful decision support to Business and Finance Management, to enable delivering on financial objectives both operational and strategic
  • Support business planning & analysis for entire BioPharma operations in Japan

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